School Psychologist Warns Parents about "Blind Trust"
am a school psychologist and find parents’ blind trust of "the professionals"
frustrating. When a parent tells me that they aren't educated and .
. . I remind them that they are THE advocate for their child and encourage
them to read and understand their rights because they are the protectors
of their son or daughter.
often, the results of my work show the child has deficits that require
specific remediation. After the student enters a special education program,
nothing happens – except regression.
student behavior problems (90-95 percent) are directly related to years
of inappropriate "remediation" with no positive result. When the child
becomes a teen, he (or she) sometimes becomes violent because of frustration
and to escape his/her daily failure. If only parents knew the stories
that are told in IEPs about test results!
continue to educate parents. It is only through loss of funds that schools
will become accountable. More and more often, I ask myself how can I
continue to work for a system that has such a negative impact on children?
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